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May 25th, 2011

Neer knocks down regional records at Bremen track tourney

May 25, 2011

BREMEN — A fluky timing glitch created a 45-minute delay at the Bremen Girls Track Regional Tuesday.
Culver Girls Academy senior Waverly Neer tried her hardest to put the meet back on schedule.
Seeded faster than the state standard in the 1600 and 3200, Neer blistered the field and the regional record in both races to qualify for the state finals.
Altogether, eight area athletes advanced to the June 4 state finals at the Robert C. Haugh Track and Field Complex at Indiana University, Bloomington.

Guess who's coming to dinner?

May 25, 2011

LAKEVILLE — Guess who’s coming to dinner?
Every Sunday, the 35 (to be 36 in June) members of Dale and Betty (Peregrine) Cox’s family come to supper at their home on Walnut Hill Drive in Lakeville.
It’s a tradition that promises to continue. Someone has a birthday every month so there is generally a cake and a party. Everybody brings a dish so it isn’t so much work for Betty. Actually — work for Dale. He loves to cook. He has a bunch of favorite recipes and he cooks for friends too. One Thanksgiving. he prepared 38 turkeys for friends.

Robert Hugh Barcus Sr.

May 25, 2011

Robert Hugh Barcus Sr.
May 22, 2011
ARGOS — Robert Hugh Barcus Sr., 62, of Argos passed away May 22, 2011 at 5:49 p.m. at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth following a sudden illness.
He was born Aug. 2, 1948 in Plymouth to Charles and Evalena (Howard) Barcus. He lived almost his entire life in Marshall County, residing in Argos since 1978.
July 15, 1972 he married Darlene Wallace.
He worked for Shamrock Homes in Plymouth from 1978 to 2011, having just recently retired.
He graduated from Plymouth High School with the class of 1968.

May 24th

Johnny Appleseed to appear at Yellow River Festival

May 24, 2011

PLYMOUTH — This year’s Yellow River Festival will feature a special guest: Johnny Appleseed.
Playing the mythical pioneer is Steve McPhail, who entertains and educates as Johnny Appleseed throughout the region. At the festival, people can expect to see the colorful character in full costume, which McPhail points out does not include a tin pot on his head.

Tower space lease on the table for board

May 24, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Plymouth's Board of Public Works and Safety will consider Internet possibilities for the city.
Space on both city water towers and the Plymouth Fire Department tower were opened to companies to provide proposals for use.
City Attorney Nelson Chipman reported that Fourway Computer Products, D.C. Tech, Frontier and Northern Indiana Tech Inc. were provided with specifications and invitations to bid on the space.
Fourway and D.C. Tech Solutions provided proposals for the space to the board.

Ordinance proposes city employee raise

May 24, 2011

PLYMOUTH — While ordinances presented to the Plymouth Common Council on first reading don't bring much discussion, city employees will be happy to know that the council did make a few comments on this year's salary ordinance.
City Attorney Nelson Chipman presented the ordinance to the council and said that it did include a maximum 3 percent raise for city employees. If approved, it would be the first raise for city workers since 2009.

Death notices 5-24-11

May 24, 2011

Waneta R. Klinefelter
May 22, 2011 
ETNA GREEN — Waneta R. Klinefelter, 94, of Etna Green died Sunday, May 22, 2011 in her home. 
She is survived by her four children: Janet Stuntz of Bremen, John Jr. (Susan) Klinefelter of Etna Green, Jeffery Klinefelter of Etna Green, and James (Pat) Klinefelter of Warsaw; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sister, Phyllis Stackhouse of Westfield; and brother, John (Betty) Houser of Indianapolis.
Funeral services will be Thursday, May 26, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. in the Etna Green United Methodist Church.

Morris Dee Roberts

May 24, 2011

Morris Dee Roberts
Dec. 29, 1941-May 22, 2011
PLYMOUTH — Morris Dee Roberts, 69, of Plymouth passed away at 10:15 a.m. Sunday, May 22, 2011 in St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth.
He was born Dec. 29, 1941 to Earl “Jack” and Cora (Childers) Roberts in Malden, Mo. As a small child, they moved to Dexter, Mo. and in 1957 the family moved to Lakeville.
Morris married Joan F. Hummel who preceded him in death, June 21, 1968. June 28, 1969, he married Joyce A. (Peterson) Roberts, who survives.

Patrick Allen Rogan

May 24, 2011

Patrick Allen Rogan
Jan. 10, 1930-May 22, 2011
ARGOS — Patrick Allen Rogan, 81, of Argos died May 22, 2011 at 7:13 p.m. at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth, following a three-month illness.
He was born Jan. 10, 1930 in Plymouth to Cornelius and Lena (Hite) Rogan.
He lived in Marshall County the last 15 years coming from Homosassa Springs, Fla. He was a mechanic for the state of Florida.
He served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War from 1946 to 1951. He had attended Argos High School.

Burton J. Feece

May 24, 2011

Burton J. Feece
July 28, 1918-May 22, 2011
PLYMOUTH — Burton J. “Burt” Feece, 92, passed away in his home Sunday, May 22, 2011 at 12:45 p.m. Burt has resided at his South Michigan Road home in Plymouth since 1968. He will be remembered for his Christian values and the successful auto body repair business that bears his name yet today. He founded Burt’s Body Shop in 1956 with a reputation built on integrity. At his retirement in 1984 he had achieved the distinction of the oldest body shop in Marshall County.

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